Dawn at the Villa in Naniwa (Naniwa no bessô akebono no zu)

「難波の別荘曙の図」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list #G231 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.1 x 74.8 cm (14 5/8 x 29 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.965-7

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.965 (right), 00.966 (left), 00.967 (center)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯五
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock